Musical for the Masses

A new theater production sings and dances through the Iraq War.

I just don’t understand the current administration. To wit: After suicide bombers take down the Twin Towers and put a hole in the Pentagon, George W. Bush swears up, down and sideways that Iraq is fully behind al-Qaeda, that Saddam Hussein has been secretly manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, and that if we don’t strike preemptively, all hell is going to break loose. Then we invade Iraq and discover that, hey, there’s no proof that this country has been helping al-Qaeda achieve its goals! And, wait, there are no weapons of mass destruction, either! And now, years and thousands of bodies later, we’re still there. What the hell is going on here?

Iraq War, The Musical! attempts to answer that question. See, the Bush administration just wants to keep the war going, for whatever reason. Sure, they’re facing lots of opposition, but don’t worry — they’ll keep on making their false connections and ensuring that their contractor friends get all the expensive jobs. And it’s all put together in a singing, dancing, family-friendly extravaganza, United Nations be damned!

Catch Iraq War, The Musical! at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street. The play opens tonight and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through August 31. Tickets are $20; visit www.iraqwarthemusical.com for information and blogs.westword.com/latestword to read an interview with director Paul Cross.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Aug. 1. Continues through Aug. 31, 2008

 
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